A rich find of ore along the Klamath

By Nita Phillips October 04, 2013 06:12 pm

From the pages of the Crescent City American, October 1927.

Two Klamath men in Monday from the lower Klamath River section, says the Yreka Journal, had specimens of ore running $25,000 to a ton. These men, yet in their early 30s, came here about a year ago from the south and hearing about the good mines on the Klamath, determined to prospect. After considerable testing, they got a better bargain then they had ever dreamed.

Running a tunnel was successfully undertaken. They took a square foot of soil and rock, crushed and washed, and when they took it to the bank they were given a $250 check in exchange. 

These miners are reticent about giving out their names to the public, or giving out a great deal of information regarding their rich find. It is better than Weepah and is not a pocket find but a defined ledge, richer the deeper they go, they stated when in.

“We have made many assays and have in so many ways tested out the ledge for a long distance that we are now confident of what we have,” the men said. Then one of them produced a piece of the rich ore, more gold than rock.

“It’s just a little piece we broke off, and there is plenty more where that came from, and just as rich,” one said.

If the ledge is all that the specimen would indicate and if it runs for miles it ought to be a mighty big thing for the Klamath River country. Here’s hoping it is the bonanza it seems!

Trip down Rogue

Bud Goudy and Tom Gustafson, of this city, and Claude Barton, of Grants Pass, returned home Wednesday, after having spent two weeks making a trip from Grants Pass to Gold Beach down the Rogue River in a boat.

They report several harrowing experiences and a wonderful outing.

McGilvery leases building 

J.W. McGilvery, recently here from Brookings, and who established the Model Cleaning establishment on Second Street, Saturday took a year’s lease on Kings News Stand, next door to the cleaning establishment, and will continue to operate both places.

Mr. King, in retiring from the news stand business, will continue in the fuel wood business and will also operate the Pacific Pavilion dance hall on Pebble Beach, upon which he has a lease. 

Mrs. McNulty’s flower show

“Gorgeous!” “Beautiful!” “Magnificent!” Those were the remarks heard at the Dahlia Show given by Mrs. James McNulty on Friday evening and all day Saturday in the lobby of the Hotel Lauff through the courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Goodwin, proprietors. 

Over 100 different varieties of dahlias were on display and were of every different hue. 

The beautiful sum of $93.19 was realized from the flower display and a great deal of credit for the success of the affair is due to the courtesy of the Crescent City Municipal Band, who played Saturday evening at the hotel, and to Walt’s Home Town Peppers, who played Friday evening. 

New campground

John R. Hill, of Harbor, has started the building of a new auto campground on a tract of land owned by him adjoining Harbor. The location is ideal for a campground and there is talk of a golf links there soon. The camp is adjacent to the Chetco River.

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